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Fife Parkour attend Simon Cowell charity bash

Published April 10, 2013 by Sarah Nuttall

Representatives from Fife Parkour Coaching were amongst the special guests at an event hosted by Simon Cowell on Thursday 28 March.

Founder Stuart M Wilson and Coach Arran Macinnes along with club members Gordon Ross and Ramsay Mayer attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at Claridge’s to help celebrate £32 million of new good causes funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

The event was attended by celebrities and representatives from local charity projects that have been funded by People’s Health Trust. The Trust uses the good causes money to support people in disadvantaged communities to grow up, live, work and age well.

Fife Parkour Coaching received £6,400 of funding from People’s Health Trust – using money raised by HealthGift through The Health Lottery. The funding has enabled them to develop a programme of youth Parkour classes, running twice a week for 12 months in Glenrothes and Dundee.

Stuart M Wilson, founder and director of Fife Parkour Coaching, said: “This event has been great, with great people in attendance for an even greater cause. The funding we received has been immensely helpful in expanding our reach into deprived areas and reaching those that need it the most.”

John Hume, chief executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “Without a doubt, the society lotteries and The Health Lottery are one of the highest profile and most successful new sources of funding that the charity sector has seen in years. It is innovative, fresh and it’s desperately needed. It’s hard to believe how much has been raised already.

“Communities, charities, local groups and local people are experiencing some of the hardest times at the moment. It is at times like this, with massive public sector cuts, that people turn to their local community groups and charities.”

So far, more than 500 charities and community groups and over 50,000 people have already benefitted from the new funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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